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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Great day out! Birds of prey, well worth paying extra for!!!

A lovely visit to the gardens on my wife’s 30th Birthday! I must say it was made extra special... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
robdQ6684WE
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Beautiful- full of history

I really need to come back in the summer when it’s full of blooming flowers :) - the gardens are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rowlandcatherine
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Brynamman, United Kingdom
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden of the millennium The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster's Great Glasshouse as...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on Monday which is a doggy day, so is Friday but it's not advertised. £11 each including gift donation which means w can return for free within seven days. Good value. We appreciate that March wasn't going to be wow in terms of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely visit to the gardens on my wife’s 30th Birthday! I must say it was made extra special for her by paying the extra and seeing the birds of prey! We went and seen two of the bird displays, it was truly amazing! What...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank robdQ6684WE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really need to come back in the summer when it’s full of blooming flowers :) - the gardens are Stunning beautifully laid out, - on our visit the glass house had a band playing in it and the roof was open. Which was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members here and visit quite regularly. The fairs and events are great and well worth a visit. The cafes are normally pretty good but they don't cater at all well for those with food allergies, which is a shame because our son is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jerry-raff
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear your visit was less than satisfactory, Jerry. We have worked very hard to make our menu accessible to all so it is sad news that your son wasn't catered for. As a member, you could contact our Membership Officer with your suggestions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to pay for the gardens to enter the Birds Of Prey Centre The total cost for our two concessions was £23 of which £7 was the entry fee to the birds. The ticket lasts for 7 days.The gardens have many exotic plants which...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank john p
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, John. It sounds like you enjoyed your day with the birds of prey - which is great news. The tropical Butterfly House will reopen in time for the Easter Holidays :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does what it says on the tin, being a well laid out gardens with some interesting features and good "support acts" such as cafe and shop.Partly weather dependent but plenty to do

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank gipsona1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told at reception everything was open, but the butterfly house was closed. Gift shop disappointing, wrongly maybe but expected more botanical products. Staff pleasant. Cafe in glass house nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tammiowen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day in winter with my mother having mobility issues. The staff in general especially Rob) has been very helpful as he drove us around the park in the electrical buggy with a smile on his face.! Bird of prey is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019

This place is amazing for the whole family. We also paid to visit the Bird of Prey Centre and I would highly recommend this as there are 20+ birds of prey and owls as well as a little shop and 4 demonstrations per day. In...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank HAAllred1970
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your glowing testimony! So glad to hear your enjoyed yourselves and that even non-plant-lovers derived plenty of pleasure from your visit, too. Do come back and see us again soon :-)

Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely gardens with lots of interesting plants. The Mediterranean glasshouse with its many varied plants from all over the world is very informative.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rob B
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SallyS1302
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Response from annafM3731OO | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on Mondays I believe
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Response from rodbs1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure personally, but looking at other posts it seems permissible - any doubts, suggest checking website or even giving them a call
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theresa d
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Response from 428philj | Reviewed this property |
I always find loads to do and see as I am a keen photographer, there are hundreds of exotic plant, fish, butterflies, vintage chemist shop, shops and cafe with plenty of inside seating, hope this helps. cheers Phil
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